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ERIC Number: EJ819987
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Nov
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0019-042X
Raising Learner-Initiated Attention to the Formal Aspects of Their Oral Production through Transcription and Stimulated Reflection
Huang, Shu-Chen
International Review of Applied Linguistics in Language Teaching (IRAL), v46 n4 p375-392 Nov 2008
Recent "Focus on Form" studies have emphasized the importance of learner--rather than teacher--generated attention to formal aspects of interlanguage. In this study, we took advantage of EFL learners' analytical grammar knowledge and designed a post-task approach to foster learners' self-initiated attention. Student dyads transcribed their dialogues cooperatively and then individually reflected on various aspects of their oral production. Learners were found to be able to pay close attention to their mistakes according to their individual learning needs and proficiency levels. Results suggested that, with minimal instructor time, this approach is effective in raising student awareness. The significance of "Focus on Form" for students in different learning contexts is also discussed.
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Language: English
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